People Watch

School Administrator, September 2018

William “Tony” Lake

Tony Lake is returning to the state where he started as a teacher almost 30 years ago. Lake enters his first superintendency at Lindbergh Schools in St. Louis, Mo., after 11 years in the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kan., as chief operations officer and executive director of school administration. He earlier worked as a principal in Blue Valley and Shawnee Mission, Kan. He started his career as a teacher and basketball coach in Creighton, Mo. Lake, who joined AASA in 2018, earned his Ed.D. in school leadership from Baker University in Overland Park.


Martin Pollio
Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Ky., has elevated Marty Pollio from acting superintendent to the permanent post. Pollio began his career in Jefferson County as a social studies teacher at Shawnee High School. He later became assistant principal in St. Matthews, Ky., before leading the high school in Jeffersontown, Ky., and then served as principal at Doss High School in Louisville. Pollio, who became an AASA member in 2017, earned his doctoral degree from the University of Louisville in 2012.

Roxann Ramsey-Caserio
Roxann Ramsey-Caserio has accepted her first superintendency in the North Ridgeville, Ohio, City Schools. She spent the past four years serving as the assistant superintendent in the Lakewood, Ohio, City Schools. In earlier postings in Lakewood, Ramsey-Caserio worked as director of teaching and learning K-12, elementary school principal and coordinator of teaching and learning K-12. Previously, she worked since 2000 in Beachwood, Ohio, as an assistant principal, advisory and activities administrator and director of student activities. Ramsey-Caserio joined AASA in 2014.

Lamont Repollet
The 2,100-student Asbury Park, N.J., School District is saying goodbye to its superintendent of four years as Lamont Repollet becomes the New Jersey state commissioner of education. Repollet previously served as a principal and vice principal in Carteret, N.J., and assistant principal in Irvington, N.J. He started teaching in East Orange, N.J., in 1996. Repollet is a governor-appointed trustee of Kean University. He earned his Ed.D. in education leadership from Nova Southeastern University and has been a member of AASA since 2017.


Thomas S. Tucker
After spending most of his administrative career in Ohio, Thomas Tucker now is superintendent of the Douglas County School District in Castle Rock, Colo. Tucker was superintendent of Princeton City Schools in Cincinnati when he was named the 2016 AASA Superintendent of the Year. He also held superintendencies in Worthington and Pataskala, both in Ohio. Earlier, he worked in Hilliard, Ohio, as director of secondary curriculum. Tucker, an AASA member since 2013, earned his Ph.D. in education from Ohio State University.

Jule J. Walker
The Montana Office of Public Instruction has a new deputy state superintendent for operations in Jule Walker. An administrator at the local level for 20 years, Walker worked as superintendent/principal in both the 80-student Plevna, Mont., School District and the Ekalaka, Mont., Public Schools, where she had attended high school. She was named Montana Superintendent of the Year in 2010 and formerly served on the board of directors of the Montana Rural Education Association. A 14-year member of AASA, Walk-er has served on the AASA Governing Board twice as well as the AASA Executive Committee.


Chris Bauman, from executive director of operations to superintendent, Ozark, Mo.
Steven Cook, from deputy superintendent, Douglas County, Colo., to superintendent, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Patricia Cosentino, from superintendent, Region 12 School District, Washington Depot, Conn., to superintendent, New Fairfield, Conn.
Darienne Driver, from superintendent, Milwaukee, Wis., to CEO, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Detroit, Mich.
Charles “Chip” Dumais, from superintendent, Amity Regional School District 5, Woodbridge, Conn., to executive director, Cooperative Educational Services, Trumbull, Conn.
Sara Johnson, from director of assessment, equity and school improvement, Klamath County School District, Klamath Falls, Ore., to superintendent, Crook County Schools, Prineville, Ore.
Cory Myer, from superintendent, North Iowa Community School District, Buffalo Center, Iowa, to superintendent, Sheldon, Iowa
Tonya Olson, from superintendent, Waupun, Wis., to principal, Belleville Elementary School, Belleville, Wis.
Kevin Patterson, from superintendent, Ozark, Mo., to director of graduate education, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Mo.
Traci Pierce, from superintendent to director of college and career readiness, Lake Washington School District, Redmond, Wash.
Patrick Rau, from superintendent, Bonduel, Wis., to superintendent, Peshtigo, Wis.
Jed Bowman, superintendent, Woodland Park, Colo.
Glenn Gelbrich, superintendent, Kelso, Wash.
Joan M. Lucid, superintendent, Saugus Union School District, Santa Clarita, Calif.
John E. Miller, superintendent, Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village School District, Loudonville, Ohio
Evan Pitkoff, executive director, Cooperative Educational Services, Trumbull, Conn.

Ronald M. Jandura, 77, retired superintendent, Burlington, Wis., April 13
Raymond J. LaPorte, 74, retired superintendent, Beecher, Ill., March 9
John G. Moulis, 71, retired superintendent, Berlin, N.H., April 13
Leo H. Snelling Jr., 69, retired superintendent, Ozark, Mo., May 24
Brian Whiston, 56, Michigan state superintendent of schools, May 7

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